It may be soft power, but it still packs a punch.
Soccer’s governing body has long sheltered behind a view that the game is apolitical. Sanctioning Russia over invasion exposes why that doesn’t hold.
Few nations know how to politicize the Olympics as effectively as China does.
As long as athletes stand witness to the Olympic flame in Beijing and compete in the games, complacency will overshadow any message of condemnation.
A new IOC framework aims to ensure everyone can practice sport safely and free from harassment, irrespective of their gender or sex-linked traits.
The sporting world is finally opening up for all athletes.
In a world where transhumanists seek to use technology to save humanity, and even to defeat death, surfing reminds humans of our staggering insignificance.
When will an African country host the Olympic Games?
The competition for soft power is at the heart of the Olympics. This year, the opening ceremony will be crucial for Japan.
With the Japanese public against the games and a pandemic raging, the Olympics are not a simple celebration of sport and human achievement.
How can settler-Canadians cheer for their country at the Tokyo Olympics after the recent discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves of children who attended Indian Residential Schools?
But it’s the taking part that counts.
The inclusion of new action sports can offend Olympic traditionalists and outsiders alike. But it’s part of a long-term strategy to keep the games relevant and appealing to younger fans.
Tokyo will feature the most female athletes ever at an Olympics. But the Games do not have a good track record when it comes to gender equality.
As COVID empties the Tokyo 2020 bleachers, will the economic benefits of hosting in the first place outweigh the losses incurred by not having tourists?
Strict enforcement of COVID-safe regulations in the Olympic Village could affect athletes’ mental health. Their performance could suffer too
Money can help buy medals, but it doesn’t seem to buy more medals per capita or more medals per dollar of GDP.
Still in the midst of a global pandemic, the International Olympic Committee’s dream of hosting the Tokyo Games in a “post-corona world” is not possible. But should the Games go ahead at all?
While governments and some athletes are opposed to a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, failing to take a stand against China’s human rights record has consequences.
More than 80 academics have signed a letter to World Rugby urging a new approach with meaningful consultations with transgender athletes.